During the summer, the Government proposed the Children and Social Work Bill, which contained a clause allowing ministers to exempt local authorities from their statutory obligations whilst the delivery of its Children’s Services are subject to innovation.
While investor interest in social housing remained after the Brexit vote, the impact of downgrades on housing association credit ratings has yet to play out. Neil Lambert takes a look at the impact of the Brexit vote and recent deals in the sector.
In this week's Charity Briefing, ICSA and the Investment Association are to publish joint guidance; a multi-million pound package to support children with special educational needs and disability has been announced; the Fundraising Regulator has sent out its January newsletter; and New Philanthropy Capital has published a briefing paper.
BWB is honoured to have been shortlisted for an MPF Management Excellence Award in the category of Best Leadership of a Mould-Breaking Firm.
In uncertain times it is hardly surprising that organisations may change their minds when they are already committed to buy or sell property. So what happens if for any reason a party decides not to go ahead?
This year's programme includes intensive half-day masterclasses, topical focused workshops and our sell-out breakfast seminars.
In this week's Briefing, Nick Temple, CEO of Social Enterprise UK, has set out six things to look out for in 2017, and the Care Quality Commission has announced partnerships with national charities as part of the "Tell us about your care" scheme.
On Friday 6 January 2017 the London Central Employment Tribunal gave judgment in the case of Dewhurst -v- CitySprint.
BWB's Paul Jennings has won a landmark ruling at the Central London Employment Tribunal against one of the UK’s largest courier companies in a test case concerning the employment rights of bicycle couriers.
The national media reacts to BWB's win in a landmark ruling against UK's largest courier company.
In the employment law world, the outlook for 2017 is one of considerable uncertainty. Worker status is an ever-growing issue with a number of Tribunal decisions awaited over the next few months. Gender pay reporting obligations are expected to come into force on 6 April 2017, with a number of questions about their application still unanswered.
This review covers the 2 week period from 19th December 2016 to 3rd Jan 2017. The Charity Commission has published its annual report of compliance and investigatory work, and the National Quality Board has published a new framework to help promote improved quality across all national health organisations.
In March of this year, the government undertook a review of the Homes and Communities Agency (“the HCA”). Following this review, the government has recommended that the social housing regulation function of the HCA should be taken on by a separate regulatory body.
Learning from deaths needs much greater priority across the health and social care system, says CQC report >
The Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) recently published its report, ‘Learning, candour and accountability’, which considers how acute, community and mental health NHS trusts review and investigate the deaths of patients in England.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published further guidance in relation to the new powers to issue official warnings and to disqualify trustees; Big Society Capital has launched a £15m investment facility for social investors; and the Department for Education has published new guidance on multi-academy trusts in England.
In the latest edition of iNTERGAMING Andrew Dougall, consultant at BWB Compliance, explores alternative sources of funding for gaming start-ups. Meanwhile, Gemma Boore, associate in the Corporate and Commercial department, reports back on the inaugural Crowdfest conference.
The Government has announced a delay to the introduction of Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB). It was initially planned to commence by the end of 2016 but resistance from Councils to selling their properties has meant that the funding is not available.
In this week's Briefing, New Philanthropy Capital has published a new guide; The Donations to Charity (Gift Aid Declarations) Regulations 2016 have been made; Bond have published an article about Britain's post-Brexit relationship with the EU; and the Scottish Fundraising Implelementation Group has announced the eight members of the panel which will set fundraising standards for Scotland.
Since the last edition of Legacies Roundup, BWB’s Charity Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team has been working on some interesting new cases, including a dispute over the poor administration of a charitable trust, and defending claims to various charity legacies brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.